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lauper and billy porter. they were both nominated to photony awards. >> newsroom with carol costello begins right now. happening now in the newsroom, anywhere but cambridge. >> whatever it is, wherever he is, in this country we bury people. >> burying tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he shouldn't be here. he shouldn't be buried here. >> i don't really care where he's buried. to me he's dead already. >> so where should he be buried? also, a bachelor receipt celebration turns into tranlg canity. >> we got calls of smoke coming from the limousine. >> new information this morning on that deadly limo fire. five including the bride to be unable to escape. police asking what really
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happened. plus verdict watch. >> if jodi arias makes to death row, it will be years before she's executed. >> we're live at the court. will we know jodi arias' fate this week? >> why is it that you have no memory of stabbing travis? after all the lies you have told, why should we believe you now? >> and box office iron. iron man 3 blasts the box office. 175 million strong. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for being with me. we begin in boston where new developments push the bombing story back to the forefront. later today, robel phillipos is due in court, one of the free friendsalaska -- accused of
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helping dzhokhar tsarnaev. and how donations will be distributed to the bombing victims. the money will probably fall short of compensating them for losses or long term care. >> first of all, never underestimate the charitable impulse of the american people. it's a great deal of money. it will be distributed wisely. but enough? absolutely not. >> in the meantime, the area's raw emotions cast the accused mastermind of the attack in limbo. more than two weeks after tamerlan tsarnaev was killed in a police shoot-out, the stiff cam bridge says he cannot be buried there. susan da susan candiotti is in boston with that. >> reporter: so far not one cemetery is offering a burial plot for the remains of tamerlan tsarnaev. and now there is talk of calling
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the governor and even the federal government to somehow step into help. all of this as thousands continue to mourn the victims of that bombing that the memorial. >> send him back to russia. >> reporter: for days protesters outside a wooster funeral home making it clear suspected bomber tamerlan tsarnaev is as hated as much dead as he would be alive. one sign reads bury the garbage but not in america. his remains in limbo at the a funeral home, much to the chagrin of its director. >> we have to bury this guy. whatever it is, whoever he is in this country, we pabury people. >> reporter: so far not a single cemetery will take his remains. his uncle from maryland who called his two nephews losers spent sunday at a funeral home to cleanse and shroud the body as required by islamic faith.
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>> i'm left alone to deal with this matter. and i also stress that tamerlan tsarnaev has no other place to be buried. >> reporter: lee harvey oswald is buried in dallas. timothy mcveigh's ashes were scattered after his execution. where remain as mystery. as for tsarnaev's widow, according to her in-law, she's steering clear of beurial plans. she's still cooperating with the fbi. on sunday, fbi investigators wearing protective suits spent hours back at tsarnaev's home where a law enforcement source says bomb residue had earlier been found on a kitchen sink, table and bathtub. surviving bombing says pesuspec dzhokhar says bombs were built in that apartment.
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and american student robel phillipos will ask a federal judge to set him free on bail pending trial. he's accused of lie to go investigators about going to dzhokhar's dorm room. two other students from kazakhstan are accused of ditching evidence. and phillipos will argue that he is not a flight risk and he is no threat to public safety here. also he states in these papers that the charge has ruined what he calls his once bright future. if found guilty, he faces up to eight years in prison. >> susan candiotti reporting live from boston. president kennedy's assassin is buried in the dallas area. and oklahoma city bomber was cremated after his execution. his ashes secretly scattered. the same fate was reserved for ted bundy.
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after dying in florida's electric chair, his remains were cremated and his ashes reportedly spread over the cascade mountains in washington state. jeffrey dahmer murdered 17 before he himself was murdered by a fellow inmate. his family also chose cremation. his divorced parents each taking half the ashes. and then there is john will beings booth, the man who shot and killed president lincoln. public outrage forced his body to be shuttled around for months.lincoln. public outrage forced his body to be shuttled around for months. today he's buried in baltimore and the grave remains unmarked. what should be done with tamerlan tsarnaev's body? facebook.com/carolcnn. or tweet me @carolcnn. a joyous occasion for a bride and her friends turned into a night of horror. the group was on its way to the bridal shower when flames engulfed their limousine as it crossed a bridge over san
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francisco bay. the driver and four members of the bachelorette party got out al alive, but the bride and four friends died in the burning car. dan simons is covering the story for us. >> reporter: two of the questions this morning, how exactly did this fire start. and why weren't all of the victims able to escape limousine. and adding to this tragedy, the limo was just a few minutes away from the hotel where they would have the party. it was speupposed to be a nightf celebration for a woman getting married next month in the philippines. but as they crossed the is an ma san mateo bridge, they noticed smoke. >> we got calls of smoke coming from the limousine. the limousine pulled over and it
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became engulfed in flames. >> reporter: there were ten people in the limo. the driver and four women escaped. five others including the bride did not. they died in the flames. so badly burned it's reported that dental records will be needed to make positive i.d.st. >> good samaritans did stop and assist and try to pull people from the fire.. >> good samaritans did stop and assist and try to pull people from the fire. >> reporter: the mother of one who survived, distraught but relieved. >> we did not sleep crying and crying. no. thank god that she survived. >> reporter: all of the women were in their 30s or 40s. most if not all were nurses. >> all of us work friday night. so hard that on sunday morning we heard that they died. >> reporter: limousine was
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operated pie a compaby a compan limo stop. they said it was deeply saddened bi by the deaths and will do everything possible on determine the cause in order to help bring forth answers and provide closure to the victims and their families. investigators of course will be looking at that limousine for clues. was this an electrical fire, was there some sort of gas leak. it could take days to find out. and, carol, just some information in terms of the survivors. they were apparently in the front of the limousine towards the driver. they were able to get out through the partition that separates the passengers from the driver and then get through a front door. the victims, those who died, were apparently in the back of the car and the flames just spread too quickly and they couldn't get out. >> it says something about the fire that the women in the back of the limousine could not get out. that's how quickly it started. and did the back of the limo explode somewhat would cause
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this, what kind thing would cause this? >> reporter: that's an excellent question. we believe that the fire at least investigators are saying that the fire started perhaps in the trunk of the vehicle, but what sparked it, we just don't know. we should also point out that the driver who was not hurt is speaking out and some interesting information here. originally he thought that the women were asking if they could smoke in limousine. when instead they were complaining about the smoke. he then estimates it took about anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to pull over. so during that period of time, the flames kept getting hotter. the fire started to spread. and before you know it, the back of the car was engulfed. and as we said, four able to get out, but the fire in the rear of the vehicle it just got to them too quickly. >> dan simon reporting live for
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us this morning. the san jose mercury news by the way has background on the limo company. quote, according to records from the california public utilities commission, which regulates limousine companies, limo stop is licensed and insured. it was not neededly clear if the company had been cited for previous safety problems. of course we'll continue to follow the story. an unbelievably wild moment for justin bieber at his concert in dubai. apparently it was just too much for an excited belieber who actually rushed the stage and tackled bieber from behind. security had to wrestle that fan to the ground. bieber got right back up, though. he was not hurt. and he went on with his performance. bieber later tweeted dubai nothing stops the show. less than three hours from now, a jury will resume deliberations in the jodi arias murder trial. she's accused of killing travis alexander in 2008. 12 people now have to decide if
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she killed in self-defense or 34r57b planned the entire thing. >> imagine what that's like for a jury to sit there in that jury room especially if you were one of those jurors that felt it was kind of close on premeditation but you went along with it because you said, okay being everybody else is doing it. >> they will not only determine if someone is convicted of first-degree murder, but they will determine if someone is sentenced to death. >> if sentenced to death, her time outside of her cell will be extremely limited. she can go outside for exercise three times a week two hours each time and she can have a shower three times a week. >> casey wian is on verdict watch in phoenix, arizona. good morning, casey. >> reporter: good morning. of course jodi arias is on trial for murder and that has been the focus for nearly four months. but a lot of people here in phoenix want to make sure that the victim in this case, travis
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alexander, is not forgotten. last night here, they held a candlelight vigil in memory of the man who prosecutors say was brutally murdered by jodi arias nearly five years ago. prosecutors say that she planned the killing, she tried to cover her tracks. and she displayed throughout the trial and in the closing arguments on friday very brutal pictures of travis alexander's body with dozens of stab wounds, with a bullet hole through his temple and with a gaping slash across his throat that nearly decapitated him. defense attorneys say jodi arias did this killing in self-defense and they say it was not premeditated. here is what one legal expert had to say about the defense's strategy. >> heat of passion, sudden quarrel. heat of passion, sudden quarrel. that's what they have to show. because heat of passion sudden
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quarrel gets them out of first degree murder and gets them second-degree murder, it could get them manslaughter and could even possibly get them self-defense. nobody really thinks that jodi arias will getting a quitted in this case. so they're trying to save her life.quitted in this case. so they're trying to save her life. they're hoping for second degree or manslaughter and they would take first-degree murder with no death penalty. but that's what will get it there. >> one of the most bizarre moments in a very bizarre case happened on friday during the defense's closing argument. defense attorney telling jurors that nine days out of ten, he doesn't like jodi arias. he urged jurors to put those feelings if they have them aside and he said if she's guilty of anything, she's guilty of manslaughter. obviously trying to spare her life at this point. her fate in the hands right now of a jury consisting of eight men and four women. most of them in their 40s, 50s
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and 60s. >> casey wian reporting live this morning. after record highs on friday, investors are wondering how much higher the markets can go. christine romans, do you know is this. >> i've been asking this question for a year and every time i worry they can't go any higher, they do. corporate profits are at record highs. so are stocks. worker pay is flat. so keep that in mind. but if you have a 401(k) or i.r.a., you're feeling the corporate enthusiasm. take a look at where stocks have been. just this year, dow up 14%. nasdaq up 12%. s&p 500 up 13%. and you know i asked matt mccall from penn financial group, i said, look, is now the time to get in at highs. should you use that old wall street saying close your eyes and buy the highs. this is what he said. >> a lot of individual investors are still on the sidelines.
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they have been waiting to get in. what are you waiting for? we're hitting all time highs. >> but they're afraid they have already seen a bull market that is already four years old. >> they were afraid at the bottom, they were afraid at the top. they will never get in. >> so he's been telling me that for a year. get in now if you want to own stocks. and s&p capital iq says stocks are still inexpensive. he says this bull market has been 140%, 140%, rise for the s&p 500. but he says when you look at valuations, they're still below average for stocks. so some people still it still could go higher. but worker point is play, corporate profits are at records. >> all right. got it. christine romans, thanks so much. americans looking for good old fashioned escapism turn to a super hero this weekend. >> the mandarin must be stopped.
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>> yes, he must. but no stopping iron man. it raked in more than $175 million. here is a look at the top five all-time. this time last year, the avengers earned the top spot. at number three, harry potter and the deathly hallow. s. that was my favorite. and rounding out the top five, the original dark knight from five years ago. just ahead in the newsroom, a community is in shock after a recreational soccer league referee dies after being punched in the face. and a soccer player stands accused. (announcer) born with a natural
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20 past the hour. time to check our top stories. a flood threat hangs over much of the southeast. many areas including atlanta have seen record rainfall with totals of five inches or more since friday. today the heaviest rainfall stretches all the way up to the southern appalachians. also this morning, a florida
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teenager shrugging off a shark bite that sent him to surgery. the 16-year-old was catching waves when the shark attacked his foot as it dangled from his board. >> i kicked off the wave and i was off my board. when you went to go back on the board, the shark bit me right in the foot and i immediately tried to yank oig it out. pretty crazy how i didn't even feel it. >> now recovering from an operation that repaired his damaged ten do thatdons. doctors say he will make a full recovery. we could inch ever closer to a sales tax on your internet purchases. it faces a tougher time in the republican controlled house. critics say it would break their vow of no new taxes. supporters say it would create $12 billion a year in much needed revenue. a utah community is in
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mourning after a recreational soccer league referee died after being punched in the face by a teenager. that's 17-year-old sock he player initially charged with aggravated assault will likely now face more serious charges. here is more from stephanie elocat elocate.elam. >> reporter: members of the community came together to remember a dedicated family man. >> he took a part of me with m him. >> reporter: the referee probably never saw the blow coming. the blow that would ultimately end his life. >> i'm in shock because besides a ref, he's a friend of mine. >> reporter: it happened during an april 27 match for a recreational soccer league just outside salt lake city. after portillo called a foul on a 17-year-old goalie. >> the goalie pushed one of the forwards from the back. >> reporter: the goalie retaliated by punching the 46-year-old referee in the head.
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>> when he was writing down his notes, he just came out of nowhere and punched him. >> reporter: portillo was taken to the hospital with what was believed to be a minor injury, but he had suffered serious internal head injuries and lapsed into a coma. after a week in that condition, he died saturday night. johana, his eldest daughter, had spoken with jake tapper the day before he died. she told him her father had lived for his three daughters and for soccer. >> his passion was being there the whole weekend just refereeing. he loved soccer. and it was just really bad. we never thought this would happen. he loved what he did and it was his passion. >> reporter: the family knew the chance of recovery was slim. >> the doctor says only a miracle will bring my daddy back. >> reporter: the teen who is not being identified because of his age was arrested two days after the incident on preliminary charges of aggravated assault. charges that will likely be
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upgraded now that portillo has died. stephanie elam, cnn, los angeles. and still ahead in the newsroom, remember those reports of the syrian government used sarin gas on its own people? according to one united nations official, it wasn't the syrian government, but rebel forces who might have been behind those deadly poisoned gas attacks. we make meeting times, lunch times and conference times. but what we'd rather be making are tee times. tee times are the official start of what we love to do. the time for shots we'd rather forget, and the ones we'll talk about forever. in michigan long days, relaxing weather and more than 800 pristine courses make for the perfect tee time. because being able to play all day is pure michigan. your trip begins at michigan.org. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers.
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accusation that israeli warpl e warplanes struck inside of syria. and hit that research facility. but the syrian government has been saying that and been very angry over it. also lebanon mentioning that there were a lot of israeli planes that were in the air that had violated lebanese air space over that time, over saturday night into sunday. and the lebanese very angry about that. but what we can tell you is that time and again, the israeli government has said that they will not allow very dangerous conventional weapons or dangerous chemical weapons, weapons of mass destruction, to move into the hands of hezbollah, a group that both israel and the united states considers a terrorist organization which is on the other side of the lebanese border. we are here where an area was
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war was coming to the doorstep, rockets being fired here and the great concern israel has is not necessarily that syria will have a full scale war with israel because it's so weakened from this two year plus war that it's had inside its own country, but worried that there could be some sort of reaction from hezbollah which is backed pie iran and that is why there are two iron dome anti-missile batteries put in place in this part of the border about that. >> so i'm hoping you can clear up confusion. there are reports coming from one official that it wasn't the government allegedly using this nerve agent, it was actually the syrian rebel forces. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, this is the first time we've heard a u.n. agency and investigator talk about the possibility that it was actually the rebels according to this investigator that was using this sarin gas.
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we did hear earlier this month from israel and the brigadier general saying that they saw evidence that the regime was indeed the one that had used the sarin gas in particular against the rebels in small quantities. the u.s. has been less definite knit on exactly who was using it, but saying they did believe small quantities of sarin gas had been used and pointed towards the regime. this gives you some idea of just how confusing things are on the ground in syria as to what exactly is going on and how difficult it is sometimes to get very concrete evidence and concrete information that governments can stick with, which may be one of the reasons why you're not seeing reactions from these governments like you did for example in libya, where suddenly there was a no-fly zone put in place. a lot of concern about how these chemical weapons are being used, whether or not they have gotten into the hands of other groups there, whether those groups are
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friendly for example to the united states and to western countries or not. so a lot of confusion, a lot of difficulty figuring out exactly what is going on on the ground there in syria which has had a two year plus civil war. >> sara sidner reporting live for us. other stories we're watching in the newsroom at 31 past the hour, opening bell on wall street, u.s. stock futures edged higher this morning after markets hit record highs last week. dow once again near the 15,000 mark. ringing the bell, thomas curry from the office of the comptroller of the currency. now to boston where officials are trying to find a final resting place for one of the suspected boston bombers. at least three cemeteries have refused to bury tamerlan tsarnaev's body fearing a public backlash. plus one of three friends of dzhokhar tsarnaev is due in court today at 2:00 eastern. 19-year-old robel phillipos is accused of lying to authorities and federal authorities searched
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tamerlan apartment, not clear officers took anything from the apartment, but explosive recent due was found in the kitchen and bathtub. michael jacksk sojackson's death trial resumes. a toxicologist is expected to testify. jackson's mother and three children are suing aeg live claiming the concert promoter is liable because it hired dr. conrad murray. aeg says jackson controlled murray and it had no knowledge what treatments he was giving jackson. up next in the newsroom, should young children have access and training in firearms? the debate grows after a kentucky toddler is shod athe sd killed by her 5le-year-old brother. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with a dodge dart. now give it a "tiger shark" engine and 41 mpg. good. now add some of this. and that. definitely him.
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control of the nation's most popular gun rights organization. incoming president jim porter will guide the nra during a contentious time. like the organization, porter is no stranger to controversy. once calling the civil war the war of northern aggression. his term comes as the federal government and several states consider new gun control laws. but at this weekend's convention in houston, porter made clear his aim is squarely on the president. >> there is something obama will never, never understand. the second amendment. the freedom of our republic trumps the chicago political machine and its gun ban agenda every time. >> the nra capped its convention by hosting a youth day and gun control advocates took issue with that pointing to what happened in kentucky just last
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week. a 5-year-old cumberland county kentucky boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister. authorities say the boy was playing with a rifle marketed to children. the gun is called cricket. here is how the company advertises that gun. >> my first rifle, a moment you never forget. with a safety promoting design, the cricket is the perfect way to give younger small framed shooters started right. find yours online or ask at your local dealer. >> the company denied its marketing to children, but the controversy goes on. the director of child advocacy in louisville, welcome. >> good morning. >> this your mind when you watch this youtube video with that marketing campaign, is that company marketing to kids? because it says it's not. >> well, when you look at their website and you look at the guns that they have available for children, these guns are in colors that would be very
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attractive to young little kids. so in a sense, they are marketing to children. >> but it's the parents who have to buy the kids the gun. >> absolutely the parents have to buy the children the gun. but if kids see other kids with these lethal weapons that are embodied in very colorful cases, they think that's very cool and very trendy and will encourage their parents to buy the gun for them. >> no charges have been fired against the parents in the kentucky case. the coroner called it a crazy accident and that's a direct quote. but there still may be charges fil filed. what do you think should happen? >> i hate to speak to that because this family is going through unimaginable horror. it's not up to me to judge. it is up to me as an advocate to prevent this from happening through intervention and education.
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and that's really what we need to talk about. we need to talk about the fact that we have a 2-year-old that is dead and a 5-year-old that killed his 2-year-old sister. and what we can can learn from this as a society and as a nation. >> well, a lot of people in that county own guns. in fact there was a quote from a law enforcement official that he said that probably every single family in consume better land county owns a gun. and their children use guns. they grow up with guns.better l county owns a gun. and their children use guns. they grow up with guns. is what's wrong with teaching your child to handle a gun responsibly. >> teaching your child about gun danger is absolutely the responsibility of a parent. but let's talk about a 5-year-old and growth and development with a 5-year-old. a 5-year-old is just now learning how to tell time. a 5-year-old has gone from holding a big crayon for now holding a little crayon. a 5-year-old is learning how to
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use blunt scissors to cut squares out of a piece of paper. you have to position of where they are mentally and physically before you can even begin to teach them. we have a safety curriculum in which we teach 6500 second graders gun safety through two retired police officers here in the city of louisville. after that education, would we give a second grader a gun just paced on our training and education? no we would not do that at all. education? no we would not do that at all. education? no we would not do that at all. >> you know what gun rights advocates will say. you're just using one isolated tragedy to fight for what you personally believe in. >> oh, carol, there is more than one isolated tragedy. if you look online, you will see that just a few months ago, a 5-year-old in michigan killed himself. if you read the articles, 3-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 10-year-olds, they are all killing themselves.
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and killing others with a gun. the american academy of pediatrics in their 2012 statement states very clearly that the only safe home for a child is a home without a gun. and it's up to us if parents choose that right and have that privilege of owning a gun that they have to step up and take responsibility for that gun and for the ammunition within their home. >> all right. director of child advocacy, thanks so much and i do have some statistics to pass along to you just in case you're curious. in 2009, according to the cdc, . 66 of those were teenagers. still ahead, marijuana is a booming business in colorado. and it will only get bigger with recreational pot sales leaving many marijuana business owners feeling very nervous.
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and has two dispensaries in the suburbs. >> i have about 20 people work for me. they do anything from growers to
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trimming to working as caregivers in the stores. >> reporter: so far, his business has been limited to medical marijuana. selling only to colorado residents with a doctor's recommendation and state issued red card. but last year voters passed amendment 64 legalizing recreational use of marijuana. the state is still working out regulations ahead of january 2014 when recreational marijuana stores are expected to open. december pensries are expected to be away to convert and sell to anyone over 21, but there are several catches. this is still against federal law. that must create an unbelievable amount of stress for you. >> yes, it does. i'm talking to you right now. there is a voice in the back of my head that there is an innate nervousness to being in this business. >> reporter: a bill in congress would bar the federal government from going after people in states that have legalized marijuana. but it's unclear if the bill has a chance of becoming law.
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are you afraid that all that you've built will be taken away from you? >> yeah. i can't even keep my face straight right now saying that. that's such a real fear. >> reporter: dave runs the warehouse. i want to learn more about exactly how you grow marijuana on essentially an indoor farm. where does it start? >> so it starts here in the lab. >> reporter: with cuttings known as clones. that go into these tanks for about two weeks and then to this room for about five weeks under sim yulated sunlight in a co2 rh environment. each gets its own bar code? >> that's right. every single plant when it comes out of the into here is coded individually. we trace it all the way from this stage to the end product. >> reporter: and then the light is cut back to simulate the shorter days of autumn, triggering the plants to flower and then finally off to be trimmed and dried. the entire process is regulated by the state after a criminal
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background check, employees are issued a colorado marijuana worker i.d. card. every time a plant is moved, the employee logs it using this software, a finger print scanner tracks the employees at every turn. >> there is no scar face here. no ak-47. none of that stuff. we have inspectors from the state in here all the time. >> reporter: even though gindi pays sales and income tax, marijuana is still against federal law, so expenses cannot be deducted from federal taxes and fdic backed banks won't take their money. >> there is nothing glamorous about this business. it's a struggle trying to operate without a bank account, trying to run a business without being able to take deductions. >> reporter: at his dispensary, he operates in a highly competitive market place. about 500 compete for the business of the 108,000 people on the medical marijuana registry. >> you don't ever see
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quote/unquote swag anymore. it's all chronic, all high row uponic. >> reporter: competition has driven prices down to half of what they were just three years ago, creating razor thin margins. but could that change when more people are able to legally buy weed? gindi isn't so sure. >> there is a risk that comes along with it. >> reporter: that might push the federal government into acting. >> right. and i have to make that choice. >> reporter: these marijuana pioneers will probably never convince all of their critics that pot should be legal, but they see themselves as the good guys. >> every single person that comes here that works for me when they clock in, they put their finger on a sensor and know they are committing a federal crime. so they're all here for one reason and it's because we believe that marijuana prohibition is immoral and that we have to do something about that. >> reporter: jim spell man, cnn, denver. and tomorrow in his pot boom
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shocking imagines to show you of a plane going down during an air show in madrid. the people just watched in horror. the plane exploded on impact. the pilot was taken to the hospital where he later died. several people on the ground were injured too. the victim was an experienced pilot that worked as an assistant to spain's defense minister. the cause of the crash still under investigation. people in north florida cleaning up of a powerful weekend storm damaged several homes. they issued a tornado warning but could not confirm if a twister touched down. it caused 234r50ding along a creek that may have damaged 500 homes. who is going out today to assess the damage. >> prince harry will spend six whole days touring the united states. it starts this thursday. he will promote some of his favorite charities. including one to help returning veterans. as part of his crowded schedule
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happening now in the newsroom, anywhere but cambridge. >> whatever it is, who ever he is, in this country we bury people. i don't care who it is. >> burying suspected bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he shouldn't be here. he shouldn't be buried here. >> i don't care where he is buried. to me, he's dead already. >> where should he be buried. >> also, a bachelorette celebration turns into tragedy. >> we got calls of the smoke coming from the limousine. >> new information on the deadly limo fire. five including the bride to be unable to escape. police asking what really happened. plus, verdict watch.
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>> if jodi arias makes it to death row it will be years before she is executed. >> we're live at the court. will we know jodi arias's fate later this week. >> why is it you have no memory of stabbing travis. after all the lies you have told. why should we believe you now. and box office iron. iron man 3 blasts the box office. 175 million strong. we're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. thank you for being with me. i'm carole costello. we begin in boston where new developments pushing the bombing story back to the forefront. robel phillipos is due in court. he is one of the three friends accused of helping the younger bombing suspect cover up his crime. investigators say he lied to them. also today, one fund boston will
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unvail how it plans to distribute $28,000,000 in donations to the bombing victims and their families. they tell cnn the money will fall short of compensating them for long-term care. >> never underestimate the charitable impulse of the american people. it's a great deal of money. it will be distributed wisely, but enough, absolutely not. >> in the meantime, the area's raw emotions cast the accused master mind of the attack in limbo. more than two weesks the older bombing suspect was killed in a police shoot out, the city of cambridge says he cannot be buried there. cemeteries across the area also shunning requests to bury tamerlan tsarnaev on their grounds. the funeral director tasked with making those arrangements is asking the public to rise above the anger and allow him a burial site for the sake of human compassion. >> at this point, any outcome will be better than nothing.
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we do have to bury the person. regards to what he did -- this country we bury the dead. funeral directors have done this for years and continue to do it. when there's no problem, it's very easy with the cemetery but this say big problem. somebody has to step in and say look, we're going to have to do something here and we have to. i have gone as far as i can go with it. >> our next guest agrees the dead bombing suspect deserves a burial but says there is no place for him at a muslim holy place. he is previeding over the mosque in brighton chestnut hills, massachusetts. thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> you said you will not preside over tamerlan tsarnaev's funeral, why? >> it's not in the public interest of the membership of yusuf mosque nor would it be in the public interest of any mosque in the common wealth of
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massachusetts and america for that matter, to bury such a controversial individual that has done something -- who is alleged to have done something very heinous. we look to the community. i am a born and raised bostonian. so we have deep feelings about what has happened. for those reasons, we go back to the family for a private disposal of their affairs. >> when you say it's not in the public interest, what do you mean by that. >> this man has done something that is very, very evil, or he is alleged to have done something that is very evil. and we don't stand with evil. we are people of conscience and our conscience dictates we do not support evil. it becomes a family matter for us. how his family wants to dispose of his body, his relatives, that
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matter resides with them. we do not interfere with it and there's no obligation on us as muslim clergy to do the funeral for the family. there's no obligation that requires us to do so so we don't. we obstain. if someone did agree to preside over the funeral, would that imam fear backslash. >> certainly and rightly so. we are very concerned. we are concerned with how our neighbors perceive us. that is very important to the muslims. we don't want people looking at us as though we are impathetic in anyway to what has happened at the hands of this man and his brother. so, for that reason, we want to be very clear that we are bostonians, we are bay staters and we are with our fellow citizens.
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>> it is against your religion to be cremated so what do you suggest to the family they do with this man's body? >> if he is from russia or wherefowhere ever he is from, they should take money out and lay him to rest according to their own understanding of islam in terms of burying him in his country of origin. that's probably the best solution for them. >> i reached out on facebook and twitter and asked people what should be done with tamerlan tsarnaev's body. the comments were not kind. a lot of people saying they should dump his body in the dumpster and bury him at sea right next to osama bin laden. what do you say to those people? >> well, you know, i would respond to that -- what i would say is today i stand here in
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memory of martin richard and i stand here in member of lu ling su and the countless others here, bostonians and people who were here at the marathon and hurt. we're more concerned with the victims. we're not that concerned with the tsarnaev's and their family matters, how they intend to dispose of the body of the older brother, we look in anticipation to see what will happen to the younger brother, that he's been apreheaded, that the law is fully met out with regard to him and that he is brought to full justice for what has happened. so we're not concerned with the family at all. >> imam, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> now, let's shift the focus back to where it belongs, the victims. here's a quick update on some of the survivors. at last night's boston bruins
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hockey game jeff bauman waved the flag and the crowd went wild. the imagine of a smiling triumph of bauman is different than when the nation first saw him. his wounds proved a sobering reminder of the carnage unleashed by the bomb. he helped put streerns trail of the brothers. you may remember the story of 7-year-old jane richard. her brother was the youngest victim killed in the attack. her mother suffered a serious brain injury and she lost a leg. the little girl was an avid student of irish dance. and that community, the dancing community turned it's support to her. across metro d.c., groups help fund-raisers -- held fund-raisers to help the family pay their bills. jurors will resume deliberations in the jodi arias murder trial.
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she is accused of killing her exboyfriend travis alexander in 2008. the jury will decide if she killed in self-defense or planned it. and police are investigating why a limo suddenly burst into flames on a bridge over san francisco bay. the limo was carrying member of a bachelorette party. four of them and the driver made it out alive, but the bride and four of her friends died in the fire. >> dan simon is in california. do investigators have any idea yet what caused this fire. >> reporter: they don't, carole. other than to say they believe it started somewhere in the trunk area. they don't suspect any criminal activity whatsoever. it seems to be just one of those freak occurrences and it's just absolutely heart breaking. here you have a 31-year-old woman who is about to get married. she is going to return to her native philippine s.
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she has a bachelorette party. she is a nurse and they gather up her friends and get in a limousine and somewhere behind me on the bridge they realize there's smoke in the back of the limousine. they alert the driver. he pulls over. four of them get out, they're okay. they're rushed to the hospital. but five of them are unable to get out of the limousine and they're burned to death and we spoke to -- at least our affiliates spoke to friends of these nurses and this is what one of them had to say. >> we have an inside joke when it's time we are so busy and we will say is it time for tea. so friday, for some reason, that was the only night we didn't say is it time for tea. and now she's gone.
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>> reporter: the driver was unhurt. he has spoken out and he basically says at a certain point he thought that the nurses were asking if they could smoke in the limousine. he was confused and he realized that they weren't asking if they could smoke. they were complaining about the smoke. it took anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to pull over and obviously the flames just advanced to quickly. >> dan simon reporting live for us this morning. beyonce breaking her silence on her controversial trip to cuba with her husband jay-z. hear what she has to say about visiting havana, next. all business purchases.
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people watch congress and say, are they doing anything that impacts my life, today the answer will be yes. if you're one of millions that likes to shop online, this something you need to listen to. now if you buy online you're doing it for convenience but you also have a perk of avoiding most sales tax. this bill would change that. it would require online retailers to tax all purchases sales tax like if you're going to a store and buying it. supporters say this protects bricks and mortar businesses including small businesses that already had to charge tax and they're having a hard time competing with the tax for internet but opponents argue it hurt small businesses and it subjects them to new paperwork and regulations and will cost them money. >> what are internet retailers saying. >> reporter: it's interesting. the biggest, like amazon.com they're pushing for this because they feel it would simplify their complicated tax issues but there's another big name on the internet, ebay, they're fighting
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tooth and nail. but even after this does pass the senate and it's expected to later today it still has to go to the house where republicans are in control and they're wary of spoeting for anything that can be viewed a new tax or tax increase. >> it's always something. thank you. seven minutes past the hour. a florida teenager is shrugging off a shark bite that sent him to surgery. he was catching waves when a shark attacked his foot as he dangled his foot from the board. >> one of my last waves in and i kicked off the wave and i was off my board. when i went to go back on the board, the shark bit me right in the foot and i immediately tried to yank it out. it was crazy how i didn't even feel it. >> teenager is recovering from an operation that repaired his
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damaged tendons. he will make a full recovery. beyonce responding to criticism about the recent trip she and her husband took to cuba. lawmakers questioned the trip noting that law bans u.s. tourists from going to cuba. she spoke to good morning america during a break from her current world tour. >> it was a beautiful trip. i met incredible children. visited incredible entrepreneurs. i learned so much about so many people and the country and it was actually quite shocking. this morning a flood threat hangs over much of the southeast. many areas have seen record rainfall. totals of five inches or more since friday. this overflowing creek is in clay county florida. that's southwest of jacksonville. the heaviest rainfall stretches all the way up to the southern appalachia appalachians. >> syria accusing israel of air strikes within it's boarders.
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[ inaudible [ inaudible ] >> syrian officials say the iz railli they are behind the attacks calling it a declaration of war. >> this is a declaration of war. this is not something that is strange but we dealt with this on several occasions and we
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retaliated the way we want and the retaliation was always painful to israel. and they will suffer again. sara sidner is live where the government deployed antimissile batteries to guard against retaliation. first of all, is israel confirming it's behind these air strikes. >> reporter: it is not confirming, not publicly or officially saying it cannot confirm or deny it had anything to do with air strikes. we're talking about two air striex over the last three days. we can tell you we are hearing into cnn from u.s. officials that are confirming they believe it was israel that struck inside of syria, twice, one thursday night into friday and sunday. the u.s. officials saying they believe the first place that was hit was actually the airport where there was a weapon's storage site. the second place hit was the research facility that may have been housing a large amount of
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weapons as well. one of the weapons mentioned is this weapon and we were able to speak with the former head of israel's missile defense system program and he talked about the danger of this particular missile saying if this particular missile got into the hounds of hezbollah, an organization that exists in lebanon that is a proxy for iran and is an enemy to israel, both consider it a terrorist organization, that this missile could easily, because it is a long range missile, hit into any part of israel and it is extremely accurate. the near is the accuracy because there are long range missiles that they know both syria and hezbollah both possess but the accuracy is not as great. with this missile the accuracy is much better. there's a concern that those weapons will be transferred into the hands of hezbollah and at
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some point in time used against israel. israel not confirming or denying that it hit inside of syria. there has been movement here of certain things such as the iron dome anti-missile systems, those have been put in place here in the north. just a couple of batteries in case there is any kind of movement coming over the border here near lebanon. the big concern that hezbollah will react when syria has a difficult time reacting because it's been dealing with it's own internal problems. a war that's gone on for two plus years now. >> reporting live from israel this morning. coming up in the nuz room, a statement by the nra over the weekend is raising quite a few eyebrows today. one of leaders says more homeowners should be been packing heat during the search for the boston bombing suspects. is that a legitimate argument? we'll talk about that next. les
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good morning. i'm carole costello. thank you for being with me today. time to check our top stories. family and friends in shock after the death of a utah man who was attacked during a soccer match. ricardo portillo was refereeing when a teenager goalie punched him in the face. that teen was in juvenile detention. portillo was in critical condition for a week before he died this past weekend. his daughter spoke on cnn "starting point" about seeing him in the hospital. >> i saw my dad laying on the bed. i got close. i grab his hand. he press my hand really hard. i saw him. i was like, daddy, we're going
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to be okay. and then he said -- he looked at me and he went like that and he started crying. he was like, no. after that he started going into shock. they pulled me into the room and that was the last time i saw my dad conscious. >> in other news this morning, islamist protestors turned the treat of bangladesh into a war zone. 14 people were killed and 75 injured during a protest. islamists are demanding the government pass tougher laws. officials are trying to find a final resting place for the older suspected boston bomber. three cemeteries refused to bury tamerlan tsarnaev saying they fear a public backlash. plus one of the friend of the younger bombing suspect due in court today. robel phillipos is accused of
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lying to authorities. and finally, officials from one fund boston will announce a plan to distribute $28,000,000 to bombing victims and their families. the search for the boston marathon bombing suspects is a new point for the nra. two weeks ago residents of boston of watertown, massachusetts were told to stay inside their homes as police searched door to door for the younger bombing suspect. eventually he was found unarmed. at the nra's conference this weekend the executive vice president posed this question to tens of thousands of attendants, how many in boston probably wished they had a gun. >> imagine waking up to a phone call from the police at 3:00 a.m. in the morning warning that a terrorist event is occurring outside and ordering you to stay inside your home? i'm talking, of course, about
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boston, where residents were imprisoned behind the locked doors of their own homes. a terrorist with bombs and guns, just outside. frightened citizens sheltered in place with no means to defender themselves or their families from whatever might come crashing through their door. how many bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago. >> of course very few people are saying guns need to be taken out of homes across the country. the bill just defeated in country dealt with expanded background checks. so are gun control advocates starting a fight that's not there? jason johnson is the chief political correspondence for politic 365. will cain is an analyst. let's start with you. is he fighting a fight that isn't being fought at the
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moment? >> absolutely that fight is there. that fight is underlying every single gun debate we have. i suspect, and this is not just wild speculation, if you gave gun control advocates truth serum, they don't like the second amendment and woulgd like to get rid of guns. they would just like to get rid of them. that's not me speculating. add together the proponents and the bills they have put forward. first it was an attempt to get rid of, what, military style tactical strategic made up category of weapons. that was followed by background checks in the pretense of getting rid of guns in criminals hands and the latest is to talk about the tragic accidental violence situations where kids are hurt in home. the only commonality is to stigmatize guns. so he is addressing that basic truth underlying all of the debates. >> is he saying we shouldn't bring up these tragedies just
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because? because he brought up a tragedy, didn't he? >> no, this is just bragging. it's bragging. the war has been won. the nra won. gun control did not happen. this is simply wayne trying to keep himself in the press and talking about the nra and their accomplishments. the number of applicants for gun applications has gone up in boston. there's a number of states that have loosened the laws when it comes to gun control since sandy hook. this is not a fight or real issue. the government isn't taking anyone's guns and if anything, catching them would be been more difficult if everyone was running around the streets. >> couldn't you make the argument from the other side because in the state of massachusetts it's illegal to buy a gun if you're under the age of 21 and dzhokhar tsarnaev was 19. i don't know he could get a gun easily somewhere else. but you could argue the other way. >> it sounds like he did. it illustrates the point that criminals know how to get their hands on guns.
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>> he was found unarmed in that boat. >> exactly. >> you're going to tell me dzhokhar tsarnaev in the entire fight didn't have a gun. >> they found one gun with the older brother. this is just the information that's out there right now. >> i think it illustrates the point that criminals get their hands on gun. when you advocate for gun control loss you make it tougher for law abiding citizens to get guns and having little affect on the criminals. >> if we get back to the real issue, he is totally off the subject. boston was a clear example of why we need professionals with guns in order to solve these problems. this was a massive shoot out. it was taken care of my professionals. no one was knocking on people's doors and saying giving up their guns. that was the problem with the nra. they want to talk about these huge liberal attacks which are not happening and clearly weren't even going to occur with
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the congressional bill. >> we have to end it there. i wish we could go on. we could continue this argument until the cow's come home. isn't that the old saying? many thanks to both of you. i want to hear what you think. facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me. >> we're on verdict watch as jury deliberations resume later this morning in jodi arias's murder trial. we'll take you live to the courthouse, next. my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel,
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decide. casey wian is on verdict watch in phoenix arizona.
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tell us more. >> reporter: good morning carol. the first full day of jury deliberations in the jodi arias case will get underway in about an hour and a half. the jury deliberated for an hour on friday before adjourning for the weekend. they have a lot of work to do. i want to run through the options that the jury does have in terms of what kind of a verdict they may find. the first option, first degree murder. and to come forward with a verdict of first degree murder they have to find that jodi arias committed this crime with pre-medation. she planned it in advance. there's another theory known as felony first degree murder. they could find she committed the murder in the course of another felony. in this case, burglary, breaking into travis alexander's home. second option, second degree murder, same crime, no pre-medation. also, they could convict her of manslaughter which would mean
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that she did kill travis alexander but it happened in the heat of passion during an argument that erupted quickly and that travis alexander actually played a role and may have been the cause of that argument and the final option is not guilty. they could return a verdict of not guilty, even though jodi arias has admitted she killed travis alexander the jury could find that she did it in self-defense. the defense has been trying to raise that argument. all of the focus has been on jodi arias in this case. some frensd and supporters of traveling violation sis alex sand -- of travis alexander and his family held a candle light vigil last night. they want people to remember the victim that has been dragged through the mud in this trial. >> reporting live from phoenix this morning. who knew there were so many believers in the middle east. details on why security had to jump in and protect justin
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[ inaudible ] >> it was dramatic and horrifying. thousands of spectators watched as a vintage plane plunged into a building and exploded into a fire ball. no word on why it crashed. it was performing at an air show near madrid. the pilot was rushed to the hospital but later died. >> big crash at talladega. kurt busch gets hit and barrel rolls. he ends up on top of ryan newman's car. david reagan passed on the last lap for his first win of the season. no contest, lebron james is the nba's most valuable player this season. 120 out of 121 basketball writers gave him the first place vote. he won the award four times and is the youngest player ever to do that. there will be another ceremony in front of fans tonight when the heat play the bulls in round two of the playoffs.
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>> a wild moment for justin bieber at his concert in dubai. a believer rushed the stage and tackled him from behind. security had to wrestle that fan to the ground. but bieber got right back up. he was not hurt and he went on with his performance later tweeting dubai, nothing stops the show. >> go. and there was no stopping ire man. his debut in the united states and canada raked in more than $175,000,000. here's a look at the top five opening weekends of all time. marvels avengers earned the top spot with $207,000,000 in it's opening weekend. harry potter and the deathly
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hallo hallows. and the dark knight rises and rounding out the top five, the original dark knight from five years ago. now you know. later today, details of how the victims of the boston bombings and their families will receive pay outs from the one fund boston. they collected $28,000,000 and will unveil it's distribution plans about seven hours from now. the plans come with a warning. the money will probably fall short of compensating the victims for their losses. >> first of all, never underestimate the charitable impulse of the american people. over 30 million dollars, or around 30 million dollars already contributed. governor patrick took the lead in urging these contributions from all over the country but it will never be enough. you have to dampen expectations. when you have four deaths, a half a dozen or so double
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amputees, another six or seven single amputees, brain injuries, lengthy hospitalization, it's a great deal of money. it will be distributed wisely, but enough, absolutely not. >> can they hold two town halls, early evening and tomorrow morning. we were able to determine that 12 people are still in the hospital with bomb related injuries. the good news, all have been upgraded from serious condition. a royal visit to the united states but this time britain's prince harry is staying away from vegas. yeah he is. find out where he is going to go, next.
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get ready for a royal visit. prince harry will spend six days touring the united states starting this thursday. he'll promote his favorite charities including one to help returning veterans and also visit arlington national cemetery. he'll also tour new jersey towns ravaged by sandy and play a polo match in connecticut and make stops in new york city and colorado. prince harry is actually not scheduled to visit bellmar, new
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jersey but it's not for lack of trying on the mayor's part. he is lobbying hard to have him visit his city. he is joining me live. welcome mr. mayor. >> thank you. thanks for having me on. >> thank you for being here. you have been lobbying hard. any success? >> we haven't got confirmation yet but he'll be up and down the jersey shore which is helpful for the entire region. as far as belmar was hit so was the rest of the jersey shore. it's porget to have an -- it's important to have an event like him coming. it means a lot to residents and small businesses to have him come. >> it will turn media attention to the area to help. have you reached out to governor christie. >> yes, we're in constant contact with the governor's office. his leadership has been outstanding through this process. >> no, i mean, to help harry get to your town. >> we have reached out for that
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but there's several towns also lobbying hard. i know we're in the mix but we don't have any confirmation just yet but the fact that he is coming to the jersey shore benefits all the towns here. >> your beach and boardwalk are scheduled to reopen later this month. is that still on schedule. >> yeah, we're looking forward to having a grand opening on wednesday, may 22nd for a brand new boardwalk. it was destroyed by hurricane sandy and six and a half months later we have it entirely rebuilt. >> when you look at it now, what goes through your mind. >> just the resolve of the residents in our country and the leadership that we have had from the president all the way down to help us rebuild and have this new rebirth in time for memorial day weekend here at the jersey shore. that weekend is so important to us. so to have it done in time was something we had to accomplish and we're going to.
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>> that's terrific. okay. so of course cnn is seen all over the world. prince harry, you never know, maybe watching. any message you would like to send. >> you know, we love the fact that he is here in the u.s. helping our military veterans and we would love to have him walk on our brand new 1.3 mile boardwalk here in belmar and we will give him a royal welcome. >> i'm sure you will. thank you for being with us this morning. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> we'll be right back
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[ static warbles ] making sure hospital patients like jorge get the right medicine is critical. she is being treated for leukemia at the university of san francisco medical center. >> taking five pills in the morning and a couple in the afternoon. >> reporter: how he gets his pills offers a window into the every changing world of health care and how technology can eliminate critical life or death errors. his medicine came from the hospital's robotic pharmacy. a machine instead of humans
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fills the prescriptions. it plucks pills one by one and packages them. he says it's been a game changer in the field of medicine. >> the robot gives a huge amount of confidence. the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are incredibly skilled people but they're humans and will make mistakes. >> reporter: errors are all too common. on average, there's at least one medication error per hospital patient per day. no one is immune to an error. but it also notes error rates widely across facilities. cnn covered this robotic trend nearly two years ago. since it made it's debut in 2011 they added additional safe guards like bar coding the medicine up to the point it's administered into a patient. >> it takes the human element out of picking a drug off the
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shelf and sending it back to the floor where the patient is. even if you got it right 99% of the time -- we give something like 3 million doses of drug in three months here. even a 1% error rate is far too high. >> it might sound like a job killer but the hospital says no. instead, administrators say they can better leverage pharmacists skills by allowing them to spend more time in the hospital focussing on drug therapies. nationwide, though, the robots are still not widespread. the reason, cost. ucsf paid 7 million dollars for it's system. as the price comes down, look for them to become standard. >> i think this is the way our profession is moving. automation is going to be part of our career. >> which, in turn, could save lives from human mistakes and boost confidence in the nation's hospitals. dan simon, cnn, san francisco. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me today and thanks for your posts on
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facebook and your kind words to me too. i appreciate it. facebook.com/carol cnn or tweet me @carol cnn. hello everyone. i'm ashley banfield. an hour from now the jury in the jodi arias trial is set to start day two of deliberations in that case. if she is convicted of first degree premeditated murder in the death of her former boyfriend she could get the death penalty. the jurors only had under an hour to deliberate on friday. they have been listening to testimony and arguments since january. they even got to ask their own questions. that's rare in murder cases. here's cnn's ted rollin's. >> why is it you have no memory of stabbing travis. >> reporter: some of the toughest questions for jodi arias and the other witnesses in the murder trial were from the juror. hy